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Paul Desmond

Hi, ive been looking for a new mouthpiece and been looking into the vintage and also newer mpcs for a paul desmond sound...do…

10 years ago
by definition (963 posts)

H.B. Jay Co. soprano

Does anyone know about H.B. Jay Co? I have a silver plated soprano (with, again, the obligatory smelly, purple lined case). T…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Conn Chu-berry??

I have a tenor here that was given to me for free ( a guy found it on a job site and didn't want it)....it is stamped Conn Lt…

10 years ago
by jlb (8 posts)

Selmer Mouthpieces

What's the difference between a Selmer S-80 C* and a soloist? Are some made in France, and some in U.S.? Are the old ones or…

10 years ago
by sax_maniac (984 posts)

De-lacquering

Hi. How would delacquering an alto sax affect its sound? Thanks

10 years ago
by saxismyaxe (574 posts)

re-laquered?

How can you tell if a sax has been relaquered? I could send you some pictures if anyone thinks they can tell. I am looking at…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Opinion, Chu Berry?

What's your opinion on the Chu? This will be my first vintage sax, I am getting rid of my yahama alto for a vintage. This wil…

10 years ago
by vipergt089 (3 posts)

Martin Committee II Alto - Replacement Case Suggestions

I just overhauled a Martin Committee II alto. The case, while in great shape, is so moldy I can't put the horn back in. The m…

10 years ago
by Lefty (21 posts)

Help identifying year of manufacture

Can anyone venture the year of manufacture of my alto sax which I think to be a Conn Pan American stencil sax. At the lower b…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Martin "Indiana" Alto Sax - Info Needed!

I recently bought a Martin alto sax on ebay, pretty inexpensively. Inscribed on the bell is the wording, "The Indiana by Mart…

10 years ago
by lacrosse (1 post)

Mark VI Laquer

I'm interested in buying a Teror Mark VI between 55,XXX and 75,XXX serial number. I've found a couple varying in price and ha…

10 years ago
by spottspidermunki (55 posts)

Help to identify my grandfathers saxophone

I need help to identify who made this saxophone, age of it and approximate value so I can sell it plus what type it is, re al…

10 years ago
by karenfromiowa (7 posts)

CONN SERIAL 30824 & other inexpensive Bari's

Hello everyone, I finished college a few years ago, and haven't been able to play a Bari. since (my budget is not allowing f…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

tru tone, art-i-so

anybody ever heard of tru tone stencil with art-i-so on the bell. i am considering getting it a pad job but don't know anyon…

10 years ago
by kneejerk52 (397 posts)

Conn Sax's

Hey I was wondering if any one new if a Conn "Chu Berry" is a intermediate or Professional sax. And also if I should get a co…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

Baldwin Special Alto Sax

Hi I am new to Saxquest and am just starting to learn to play. Does anyone have any info on a Baldwin Special Alto there is n…

10 years ago
by DaninAK (2 posts)

conn alto 1924

What do you think about this sax for a high school kid? I’m considering buying it for my son. Any idea what its worth? Is i…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

replacement case for 1956 conn 10M?

Hi all, i was looking for a suggestion for a replacement case for my 10M. When i got it, it came in a Yamaha case, but the…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

PLEASE, I NEED HELP TO KNOW WHERE MY SAX WAS MADE

Hi, to anyone who consider himself a sax lover like me. I need help. I'm the owner of a 16M director conn sax. It was made in…

10 years ago
by mismurcia (2 posts)

Buescher True Tone Silver Alto

I was wondering if any of you can tell me how good would this sax be. Serial number is 132XXX. Thanks

10 years ago
by azn_seagull02 (26 posts)

Conn 10M tenor, 1949

Wow, there sure are a lot of you extremely knowledgable Conn lovers out there. I just bought an original finish conn 10M teno…

10 years ago
by lake4wa (13 posts)

Conn 10M Love story

Many people have asked me about my saxophone, how I get the tone that I do, and why I love my 1948 Conn 10M so much and refus…

10 years ago
by jazzfool132 (144 posts)

My sons saxophone

My son has been playing a sax for 3 years that I bought used. It is an alto sax and it has the word Armstrong engraved on the…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)

i need some quick help on a 1929 buescher PLZ HELP!!!

im thinking about buying a 1929 buescher on ebay and not sure if its exactly what i was hoping it is. i was wondering how muc…

10 years ago
by azn_seagull02 (26 posts)

help identifing a conn tenor

Theres a guy selling a conn that lives like 2 hours away for 500 and i was wondering if you guys could help figure out waht i…

10 years ago
by connsaxman_jim (2336 posts)
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